Thursday, 1 October 2015

BP Challenge WIP1

So the Black Powder Challenge has started over on YouTube and I've made a slow but steady start however I'm away for around 2 weeks in total so will fall behind with my goals. The challenge is over almost 3 months so I should have time to catch up?

 This is the 1st batch I'm working on, a wee commands for Russian and Prussia.

2 Russian command bases, 1 figure and all horses from AB and 3 Sho Boki Russian command figures. I've made a few small errors on the uniforms so please don't use them as a reference.

Lovely face sculpted by Sho Boki from his generals set.

A start on crazy Platen's trumpeter

And crazy Platen with his base coats done.

And the poor Polish uhlan smashed over the head.

That's me for the moment, happy wargaming!

20 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

You must have damn good eyesight! The detail you managed to paint on the officer figure is excellent! Good luck with the challenge!!

Phil said...

These Russian command stands look great, very impressive faces...

Rupert Lane said...

Great start!

Gonsalvo said...

I agree. exquisite work on the Russian officer, and some interesting conversions in the works!

Stryker said...

Great work Paul - I look forward to seeing them all completed!

Rodger said...

Cracking work Paul!

DeanM said...

As Fran and others have commented, amazing work - and in 15mm!

paulalba said...

Cheers Dean, appreciate the feedback!

paulalba said...

Many thanks Rodger!

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, so do I! I read a book you maybe interested in. A fun little read, achtung sweinhund.

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, slow progress in afraid but I'll get there in the end.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ru!

paulalba said...

Cheers Phil, they are well worth getting to add a little variety in a Russian army.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ray, for the fine detail I've moved over to a clas ohlson magnifying glass light as my eyes started to change when doing the Leib hussars in May.

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul.
And how long you used iPad before your eyes started to change?
I used iPad only couple of months and suddenly eyeproblems started.
Sho

Craig said...

All looking lovely Paul! Love the Platten vignette!

paulalba said...

Hi Sho, we picked up our iPad about a year ago.

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, I'm slowly getting there!

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

Superb work as always Paul. Those Russian command figures are exceptional, looking forward to seeing them finished.

Ben

paulalba said...

Thanks Ben, here's hoping!